BY- YASUM SONAM :
BAMENG, Aug 27: Acute gastroenteritis, commonly known as AGE outbreak in Bameng, East Kameng district has led to the death of one student from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidhyalay (KGBV) and infected 50 others.
As per the reports, student of class-VII Anjali Miji lost her life due to the AGE infection and 50 others were admitted to Health centre Bameng. However, 15 students were later referred to the District Hospital Seppa. Three were in serious condition and amongst them; Anjali Miji was one of them.
A senior student who was admitted in Seppa informed this reporter that the epidemic was started since August 17 last and it is still spreading. There is a total of 86 students in the KGBV, Bameng and out of 86, more than 50 students get infected from the AGE.
The medical official has confirmed about the viral and providing necessary treatment to the infected students.
Reacting on the incident, MLA, Bameng Guruk Pordung has expressed his condolence on the demise of students. In his official social networking account, MLA stated ‘My deepest condolence to the departed soul of Anjali Miji a student of class VIII, KGBV and my deepest sympathy to her family. It is very unfortunate to hear about the news of our Bameng KGBV students being sick of AGE and many of them admitted to medical’ stated MLA while assuring to extend all possible helps to the students.
The principal of the KGBV, Bameng could not be contacted to get his comments on the whole episode.
Acute gastroenteritis, commonly known as AGE is a sudden onset of vomiting, diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. AGE can be caused by viral or bacterial infections. Contamination from the diarrhea is usually how AGE is passed from one person to the next.
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